I remember growing up, and longing to be just like my mother. She was, of course, my role model. As I got older, she became my friend as well as my mother. I felt that she and I were close as I grew into an adult, but that it wasn’t until I had daughters of my own that I really understood her.
I wonder if Samantha and I will have the same experience. Will she want to grow up and be like her mum?
I suspect that she might.